The Miami Masters 1000 has run out of one in every of its nice points of interest: Roger Federer He has simply confirmed that he won’t play and subsequently won’t defend the crown received within the final version performed (2019). That of the Swiss might be solely the primary essential lack of the match during which they’re nonetheless signed Novak Djokovic Y Rafael Nadal, however whose presence stays unsure. The lengthy drive, plus the proximity to the clay tour and the quirky second we’re residing in make the once-spectacular Miami Masters 1000 much less enticing.
On the finish of February, the Miami Masters 1000 boasted by way of his social networks of the presence of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic or Rafa Nadal disputing his match (from March 24 to April 4). Nevertheless, it didn’t take lengthy for the primary notable casualty to happen: Roger Federer won’t play in Miami. The Swiss will reappear in just a few days in Doha after spending a yr out of competitors, whereas recovering from an arthroscopy in his knee. On his technique to 40, Federer will solely play the Doha and Dubai tournaments previous to the clay tour.
The Swiss will subsequently not be in Miami the place he would have gone to defend the crown received within the final version of the match (2019). For now, sure they proceed Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal on the listing of gamers they hope to see in Key Biscayne on the finish of March, however there are various doubts that it actually is.
You’ll be missed this yr, Roger. We’ll see you in 2022! pic.twitter.com/ifphe3M41b
– Miami Open (@MiamiOpen) March 2, 2021
A much less enticing match
The peculiar second during which we discover ourselves, along with the lengthy journey that the gamers must make and the proximity to the clay tour – it begins on April 11 in Monte Carlo -, makes the sport much less enticing on this event. Miami Masters 1000. Aside from the indicated difficulties, the match has additionally been compelled to drastically cut back the prizes as a result of coronavirus disaster. Miami was one of the crucial in style tournaments amongst tennis gamers, for a lot of thought-about nearly like a Grand Slam, however this yr the scenario is completely different.
Although Rafael Nadal He nonetheless seems on the listing of gamers who will play the Miami Masters 1000, his presence is not assured. It ought to be remembered that the Spanish tennis participant, quantity 2 on the earth, has just lately resigned from the dispute of the tournaments of Rotterdam and Acapulco. Medical doctors suggested him to cease in order to not irritate his again discomfort, which appeared through the Australian tour. Personal Nadal He identified in his assertion that the lengthy journey to Acapulco was counterproductive for his again, so it doesn’t appear that touring to Miami inside days of the beginning of the land tour is probably the most acceptable for him.
If the presence of Nadal in Miami appears unlikely, one thing related occurs with that of Novak Djokovic. The Serbian tennis participant, who has simply reached the report for weeks on the high of the rating that Federer had till now, has needed to take a break after the wear and tear of the Australian Open, which worsened his belly damage. As well as, he has just lately indicated that he desires to deal with the Grand Slams any further, so he’ll probably deal with the clay tour to arrange for his assault on Roland Garros.